If you’re a fan of heading to a casino on a Friday night you more than likely have a favourite location, possibly a local one or you might need to travel across the city to get there. However, when it comes to a celebratory occasion, such as a bachelor party or birthday weekend, you might find yourself wanting to head a little further upmarket. Most of the time you’ll be met with shut doors. London’s exclusive casinos aren’t open to just anyone walking off the streets, you need to plan in advance. Check out this list for places to head to for a weekend full of dice rolling and card shuffling.
This casino lies in the heart of upmarket London, Mayfair. Known for expensive homes and fast cars, Mayfair is the place for the richest people in the city. On the corner of Hyde Park and Mayfair is where you’ll find Les Ambassadeurs or Les A as it is more commonly known as. The casino has an extremely rich history and has housed many royal guests and celebrities alike. It has stunning architectural heritage and has established itself as an iconic landmark in the city.
The casino is host to stunning marble, gold and plush carpets which resemble its rich 19th century history. The gaming floor is open 24 hours 7 days a week and contains 16 tables on the main floor. There’s a unique garden to enjoy, smoking areas and an extension with TV screens so that you can keep an eye on your Sportsbook bets too. Of course, a club this high upmarket includes some incredible membership packages, premium members receive access to private boxes at many sporting events and private jet transfers – but it comes with a hefty £25,000 price tag each year.
The Ritz London
Known across the globe for its top quality and lavish services, The Ritz comes with hefty price tags that aren’t for everyone. As the winner of the International Gaming Awards for the last four years, the Ritz knows how to provide an experience you won’t forget.
Receive a warm welcome straight from the airport in one of their limousine transfers, and then enter the exclusive casino. The Ritz has an exclusive membership available where you can enjoy a personal concierge. Multiple tables open 24 hours 7 days a week allow visitors to enjoy games such as Blackjack, Punto Banco and Three Card Poker at all hours of the day. Of course, being at The Ritz casino also means you have access to their intimate restaurant where the worldwide cuisine is cooked to perfection.
Maxims Casino Club
Head over to Kensington and you’ll find Maxims, one of the smallest and most intimate upmarket casinos in London. The multi-million pound casino is decorated with stylish and comfortable furniture allowing for a cosy feel. The casino is open 24 hours a day with tables that offer you to play roulette, blackjack, baccarat and three card poker. You can enjoy private rooms such as The Kensington Room and Palace Room for a more private affair if you wish.
The casino has some of the highest stake limits in the world but also serves up an incredible steak. The restaurant specialises in Arabic, Chinese and European cuisine where each dish is prepared by top end chefs. If you leave with your pockets empty, make sure it’s because your bellies are full!
The James Bond lifestyle is for a select few only, but if your pockets are deep be sure to check out these high class casinos. You never know, you might just roll your way into the record books and walk out a few thousand pounds richer.